Wilba - Answered a Question by Boardman (10 Dec 08 19:47)

I've never cruised Thomson but they continually get good value for money reviews. Someone at sometime will always have a bad experience, be it cruise ship or a top hotel. If the the 'Ask the Audience' consensus is 90-95% then that would do for me. If you look at Tripadvisor & check out the very best hotels in the world, at some point, someone will have bad words to say for some reason or another.....Wilba .

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Macro - Answered a Question by Boardman (11 Dec 08 03:09)

Thanks to this site I have a Berlitz guide which is supposed to give an independant review of all cruise ships. it says '3 star +' ship 26 yrs old. "space per passenger is very tight when ship is full", "80% of passengers over 45", "interior decor is bright and breezy", "very small cabins with insulation quite poor between them", "mediocre closets and very little storage space". Food "basic, no-frills, quantity not quality". "service average, presentation weak". Entertainment "revue style shows are typically of the end-of-the pier variety type". So - it depends on what you like. If you can get the same price cruise on Princess , P& O, RCI for instance then it would be worthwhile going with that instead as they are a couple of notches up the scale. Good luck in your decision taking its not easy and what is great for one person is terrible for another. Go if people you trust and get on with reccomend it, not if the travel agent is pushing it.

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Cooke - replied to Macro (11 Dec 08 09:23)

Having just recieved my 2008 Berlitz Guide - it's out of date. Some information is incorrect. At best it's still someone's opinion. I'd look at the reviews on this site and make a judgement taking into account your own values. Surely if your cabin hadn't been cleaned properly all you would need to do would be to ask for it to be done again. I think theatres get packed on a lot of ships. Thomson have a reputation for good value for money so enjoy your cruise and don't go looking for faults.

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morrris - Answered a Question by Boardman (11 Dec 08 10:11)

We have done four thomson cruises ...although not the Destiny....but I am sure that if your cabin was not up to your standards a report to reception would bring about a swift response!! In our experience the theatre does get crowded but it is because the shows are excellent!!! we always get there about half an hour before the show starts and there are plenty of empty seats and crew serving drinks so not a problem.....there are always people who rush in at the last minute and expect there to be a seat for them!! We have never had a problem with the food in the dining room (as opposed to the buffet restaurant) which is up there with the likes of P and O and Princess !!!

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edwards - Answered a Question by Boardman (13 Dec 08 10:15)

Do the early dining option to have a better chance of getting a seat in the theatre.

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